Welcome to North Yorkshire Partnerships

partnership.PNGThe North Yorkshire Partnerships website brings together a range of information for partners across the county.

This information is themed and can be accessed using the menu on the left, or by using the search facility. Contact details for specific themes and meetings are included on the relevant pages.

Partnership working

Partnership working in North Yorkshire is more flexible than in the past.

More rigid and hierarchical structures have been removed but it is accepted that there is still a need for strategic leadership in the county.

Local Government North Yorkshire and York agreed four simple principles for an approach to partnerships :

  1. The minimum number and simplest of partnership structures, consistent with delivering the required outcomes and statutory requirements;
  2. A North Yorkshire and York approach to county/sub-regional partnership structures as far as possible, recognising that a degree of pragmatism will be required given the different local authority structures in North Yorkshire and York;
  3. Local partnerships, including shared community engagement arrangements, at the most appropriate local level; and
  4. The use of task and finish groups to deal with particular issues, rather than standing thematic partnerships or sub-groups.

North Yorkshire Community Plan

The overarching partnership strategy for the county is the North Yorkshire Community Plan 2014-17 which sets out some key priorities for how to help make North Yorkshire a thriving county which adapts to a changing world and remains a special place for everyone to live, work and visit.



Get in touch: For more information about partnership working in North Yorkshire please email nypartnerships@northyorks.gov.uk